Exploring the Eastern Shore

Maryland's Chesapeake Bay offers quaint and memorable small towns, fresh-from-the-sea crab, and lots of laid-back leisure.

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Tilghman Island
Photo by: David Hillegas

Tilghman Island

This watermen's village is the largest sportfishing hub on the Chesapeake. Check out the exquisite houses on the drive from St. Michaels and the maritime relics at the Tilghman Watermen's Museum.

Where to stay: Black Walnut Point Inn, 4417 Black Walnut Point Rd.; 410/886-2452 or blackwalnutpointinn.com. The Tilghman Island Inn, 21384 Coopertown Rd.; 410/886-2141 or tilghmanislandinn.com.

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